The Garst Museum
Garst Museum is a large historical museum with over 300,000 artifacts on display in over 35,000 square feet of exhibit space within six building wings. Major exhibits are the National Annie Oakley Center, Cross Roads of Destiny (Fort Greenville), American Indians, Lowell Thomas, the Village, Agricultural and Military exhibits.
Major Exhibit Venues Include
The National Annie Oakley Center
Crossroads of Destiny Exhibit
The story of The Treaty of Greeneville
Anthony Wayne, Little Turtle & Tecumseh
Keepers of Freedom Exhibit
Douglas Dickey Medal of Honor Exhibit
Lowell Thomas, Pioneer Broadcaster
Commander Zachary Lansdowne
Early pioneers and period American furnishings
Early village settlement shops
Currier & Ives Collection
Ohio's Best Historical Museum
The readers of Ohio Magazine have spoken and Garst Museum has joined the ranks of their annual “Best of Ohio” 2019 publication as “The Best Historical Museum.” This honor casts a positive light on the efforts of the dedicated Garst staff and volunteers, as well as Director, Dr. Clay Johnson, who has spent the past nine years leading the museum’s efforts to preserve and promote the history of Darke County.
“It is an honor to be chosen “Best of Ohio” and it has really added an air of excitement throughout the museum,” remarked Dr. Johnson. “The opportunity to bring more attention to this regional museum illustrates that we are on the right track.” Dr. Johnson and his staff plan to continue upholding the favor of their visitors by adding more opportunities to interact with many of the resources and collections held at the museum including the Free Lectures Series, Outreach Education Programs, the Gathering at Garst festival, and the Darke County Research Center. “As the repository for the historical events and figures of this region that have had a national as well as an international impact, the Garst Museum provides each visitor with the opportunity to experience a wide range of eras from the earliest days of pioneer exploration and settlement to the local legends and heroes of the 19th thru 21st centuries, including Annie Oakley, Lowell Thomas, and Medal of Honor recipient Douglas Dickey to name a few” added Dr. Johnson.
The Celebration will continue throughout 2019 and you can be a part of it by visiting the Garst Museum, located at 205 North Broadway in Greenville, Ohio.
VISIT THE GARST MUSEUM
205 N. Broadway, Greenville, Ohio 45331
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. ~ 4 p.m. Sunday 1:00 ~ 4:00 p.m.
Closed in January and Major Holidays